Ones to Watch: Thermal Mass Construction

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There's a new green-building company in town proclaiming to have developed a way to build off-grid homes and commercial structures for roughly the same price per-square-foot as a traditionally built structure.

Thermal Mass Construction's concept? To use concrete (thermal mass) lined with radiant PVC tubing embedded in pre-casted panels. Geo-thermal, solar hydronic/electric, and thermal mass make up the core of this company's Thermal Mass Green Building System. The new company additionally claims to have developed a way to generate a 24-hour cycle of electricity by converting human energy (exercise) into kinetic-potential energy that powers an industrial magnetic generator.

Too good to be true? Want to learn more? Visit Thermal Mass Construction's website.

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.